Tuesday, 1 December 2015

My Wreck This Journal

Today's post is a little different then usual, its not a review, meme or discussion, but today I decided I wanted to blog about my 'Wreck This Journal'. I assume a lot of you have already heard of 'Wreck this Journal' by Keri Smith, but if not here is a short description that I found on goodreads:

For anyone who's ever wished to, but had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook comes Wreck This Journal, an illustrated book that features a subversive collection of prompts, asking readers to muster up their best mistake- and mess-making abilities to fill the pages of the book (and destroy them). Acclaimed illustrator Keri Smith encourages journalers to engage in "destructive" acts-poking holes through pages, adding photos and defacing them, painting with coffee, and more-in order to experience the true creative process. Readers discover a new way of art and journal making-and new ways to escape the fear of the blank page and fully engage in the creative process.

I have had my Wreck this Journal for over a year I would say although I do not know for sure...and I LOVE it!! I find filling out the pages so stress-relieving at the end of a long week. 
As you can see I have decorated the front of mine with all things I love and the back is destroyed from when I had to bring it for a walk (No shame). I decided today to share with you some of my most recent pages and some of my favorites to date:

The above Page is my most recent page to complete.The page simply said smush something colourful onto this page. I used smudged and blended chalk pastels and then of course added the Deathly Hallows symbol...because Harry Potter is the best.

Another one of my most recent pages was this page here. This page had been left blank for a while as I didn't have any clue what to put there, the page tells you to "Make A Mess, Clean It Up". But I finally came up with the idea of the Rubik's Cube as around the time I did this page I also learned how to solve a Rubik's Cube (which I can now solve in under 2 minutes).

Oh what do you know..another Harry Potter themed page, I can not actually take credit for the idea of this page as I found the idea on Instagram although I can not recall the username right now. As you can probably tell some marker from the previous page bleed through when I was completing this page but that's ok! That's what I love about this book, if a mess is made or I make a mistake I don't feel bad about it because I am allowed wreck it.

And the last page I would like to show you is this page,my minion page.It was not completed as recently as the others but I really like this page because I have an obsession with minions...I don't even really like 'Despicable Me', I just love the minions. This page tells you to "Color Outside Of The Line" and on the page is the big blank circle in the middle.As you can see I followed the rules and coloured a minion around it.

Some people may say that I have been filling out this book wrong, that your supposed to wreck it, not do art in it or be creative. To be honest this is not my first 'Wreck This Journal' the first one I completely destroyed and yes I enjoyed it, but I am getting a totally different kind of enjoyment out of filling this one out slowly and being more creative in the way I destroy it...as Keri Smith says "To create is to destroy". 

And this is the part where you guys come in...yes I need your help to complete a page in my wreck this journal.
I need all of you to help me complete this page. The picture isn't the best but the page says "Hang the journal in a public place. Invite people to draw here", and I thought the best place to hang my journal would be on my blog of course! If you would like to be a part of this page comment down below your name ( Blog, Twitter) and a comment that you would like me to put in the journal (and if you want what colour you want it to be written in) ...when it is full I will post a picture to show everyone.

So that's all I have to say about my 'Wreck This Journal' (for now anyway), if you don't have a 'Wreck This Journal' I highly recommend you get one no matter how old you are, and remember there is no set way to wreck it be as destructive or as creative as you like.

Keri Smith also has many other books like this that encourage you to channel your creativity and imagination, yet they are all slightly different. In total I own 8 Keri Smith books (2 of which are Wreck This Journal), I have not done much in the other journals as I am enjoying this one the best right now. Comment below if you would like to see a blog post about Keri Smith's other books!

Buy your own 'Wreck This Journal' today and get wrecking: Amazon UK / The Book Depository
(Not Sponsored I just really love the book)


  1. Oh wow! I've heard of Wreck This Journal, but I never knew anyone who bought it or used it. I kind of want my own right now! Also, you're quite the artist! :)
    ~Erika @ Books, Stars, Writing. And Everything In Between.

  2. thank you very much! and you should get one they are amazing


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